Our First Dog Show/Caravanning Experience!

  • @Maya:

    Over here we usually get about 250 labradors entered at championship shows, this show had a lower entry, probably because it was up in Scotland which is a very long way if you live south like I do. We have never been before as its not one i'd drive to just for one dog πŸ™‚ But i was told it was a lovely one to camp at so it was worth going with all the dogs! πŸ˜ƒ

    Haha and I thought here are huge entries of Labs :D:D. I've just look at catalogue of entries from World Show in Bratislava last year and there were 287 Labs, so it is normal number in UK :D.

  • Yeah, that would be normal over here. One judge is able to judge 250 dogs so usually we have two judges in labs for when it goes to about 300 entries. Crufts has HUGE entries with labs, its chaos, there is no space to stand your dog or anything, i found showing Maya at Crufts so much less stressful!

  • God knows how you fit all those animals (and bird) into your caravan (camper, here), but bless you for doing it! I'm sure the more relaxed atmosphere pleased the dogs very much. Looks like you had a good time - Maya, as always, takes a beautiful picture! Congrats.

  • Looks like you had a great time Jess, it must make it more relaxing than driving down on the day.
    I love all the pics of your menagerie πŸ˜ƒ

  • Jess, here I sit with my morning coffee and what a nice way to start the day, looking at your little (haha) family that you travel with in your caravan to shows. It must take you a bit of a while to pack everyone and everything into the caravan, but what a perfectly lovely time to have with your animals. I can see how all of your critters would think this was a cool adventure, as everyone looks quite mellow as they enjoy the sunshine. Congratulations on your show achievements.

  • Im glad you all enjoyed the pictures! πŸ˜ƒ

    Thankfully not all the dogs slept in the caravan :eek: The puglets and the two boy labbies slept in the awning otherwise we'd have all been SOOOO hot πŸ˜ƒ

  • Lovely pictures, Jess. Caravanning is always fun in my opinion. Not os good when the weathers bad though!

    Congratulations on your wins, particularly the lab with such strong competition.

  • I didn't realize how many dogs you have, it is fun to see them all together so calm and relaxed. Congratulations on your show results, and on your lovely weekend.

  • We had some rain on sunday morning and thankfully nothing leaked which is good to know, but yes, it wouldnt be as fun in the rain! Im sure the dogs would still love it though!!

    Most of the dogs are my mums, I just have one of the labs, Maya of course and 2 puggies πŸ™‚

  • Wonderful pictures. It looks like a very relaxing way to travel to shows πŸ˜ƒ

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